Champion Auctioneer

VAA 2020 State Champion Auctioneer – Stephen LaRaviere

The Virginia Auctioneers Association (VAA) crowned its 42nd Annual Champion Auctioneer – Stephen LaRaviere. 

The event grades auctioneers on chant, rhythm, presence and auction ability.  For decades this event has brought bid callers from every corner of Virginia to compete for the title.


1978David A. Leonard1982Fred H. Reger1983G. Ted DeBruhl
1984Grayson L. Smith1985Samuel K. (Buddy) Updike1986Roger L. Craig
1987A. Barry Cole1988Jerome T. Clark1989Tim O. Dudley
1990Michael E. Anderson1991Tony S. Goodman1992R.J. Buchanan
1993John S. Nicholls1994Larry J. Linkous1995Zeb B. Barfield
1996F. David Sale1997Lloyd W. (Trey) Willis, III1998F. William Billingsley
1999R. Craig Damewood2000Brian D. Kurdziolek2001Mitchell G. Funk
2002Brian Sale2003Dan Pegalow2004Ernest W. Rogers
2005D. Brian Hash2006Amberleigh E. Scheungrab2007Bob Melvin
2008Kelly Strauss2009W.O. "Dubby" Isgett2010Benjamin DeBruhl
2011Taylor Linkous2012Brian Damewood2013Ben Svonavec
2014Ben Yoder2015Josh Puffenbarger2016Mark Mast
2017Daniel Lanier2018Chip Jones2020Stephen LaRaviere

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